Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9071

Proposal Table of Contents

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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Objectives, tasks and schedules
Section 5. Budget
Section 6. References
Section 7. Abstract

Reviews and Recommendations
Title Type File Size File Date

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Improve Yakima River Water Quality
BPA Project Proposal Number 9071
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Roza-Sunnyside Board of Joint Control
Business acronym (if appropriate) RSBOJC

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name James W. Trull
Mailing Address P.O. Box 239
City, State, Zip Sunnyside, WA 98944
Phone 5098376980
Fax 5098372088
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Yakima
Short Description Improve the water quality discharging to the lower Yakima River from the RSBOJC service area. This will enhance the quality of the existing wetlands and wildlife habitat areas that have developed in the lower Yakima River Basin.
Target Species

Project Location

[No information]

Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

Sponsor listed no RPAs for this project proposal

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

NMFS and BPA did not associate any reasonable and prudent alternatives with this project proposal

NPPC Program Measure Number(s) which this project addresses:
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References

CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Acquire Property a. Survey & legal descriptions
. b. Negotiate with property owners
. c. Transfer title of property
2. Protect Buffer Strips a. Determine fencing requirements
. b. Construct fencing

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/99 07/01/99 40.0%
2 04/01/99 12/01/99 60.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel RSBOJC Staff $ 35,000
Fringe $ 17,000
Supplies Fencing materials $ 20,000
Operating None in first year $ 2,000
Capital Land acquisition $ 22,500
Travel Vehicle mileage $ 2,000
Indirect Office overhead $ 1,500
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $100,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $100,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $100,000
FY 1999 forecast from 1998 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%

Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable

Reason for change in scope

Not applicable

Cost Sharing

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

2000 2001 2002
All Phases $ 75,000 $ 50,000 $ 25,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 75,000 $ 50,000 $ 25,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Negotiation with landowners for acquisition of property.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The Roza-Sunnyside Board of Joint Control (RSBOJC) service area contains over 1,000 miles of irrigation and drainage facilities. These waterways are maintained to provide service to irrigation waterusers. With proper management and physical improvements to naturally vegetated buffer strips adjacent to the waterways, the quality of the water that they discharge to the Yakima River could be enhanced. The RSBOJ proposes that buffer strips in certain portions of the system be developed and protected to maximize the water quality while maintaining the irrigation and drainage function of the facilities. The locations of the most favorable sites need to be determined by making a field inventory of the waterways. It is anticipated that limited amounts of land adjacent to the waterways will be necessary to accomplish the goals. After the buffer strips are identified and the necessary property is purchased, the areas will be protected by installation of suitable fences and barriers to prevent encroachment. The concept of sediment removal by settling and filtration through natural vegetation is a well proven technology and is currently working well in parts of the system. The proposed project will correct problems that exist in some areas. The buffer strip program to enhance water quality could be implemented very quickly. With approval of funding, the first phase of the work could be completed within one year. As funding permits, additional buffer strips will be created in other parts of the system. At the funding rate requested, the program could be completed within approximately five years. The effectiveness of the buffer strip program will be measured in conjunction with the RSBOJC water quality monitoring program. The presence of constituents such as turbidity, suspended solids, and fecal coliform in the water returning to the Yakima River are expected to diminish as the buffer strip program is implemented.

Reviews and Recommendations

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